Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania on September 17, 1990 · Page 2
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Ofmzette Page 2 WEATHER Thursday, September 18,2003 National Pennsylvania The AccuWeather.com forecast for noon, Friday, Sept. 19. ^^4*»*r<-tfMi^^M ^^,_^ & ^ .—-—-•——-«^« — .—•—^^-a-*^,-.!.-.-.^,^ J '_ : - F. ^-1.-^...? -10s -Os Os 10s 20s 30s 4Os 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s 110s •rj. Bands separate high temperature zones for the day. © 2003 AccuWeather, Inc. FRONTS: COLD WARM STATIONARY High Low Showers Snow Ice Sunny Pt Cloudy Cloudy Friday, Sept. 19 AcCUWeattier.com forecast for daytime conditions, tow/high temperatures Chief Tom my Hawk Once Isabel passes, the "wetter" will improve, the chief predicts. Hopefully, the area will dry out quickly after the rain and wind. "Stay safe and be wise!" the chief says. Precipitation Amount for the 24-hour period ending at 7 a.m. today provided by the Two Lick filtration plant of Pennsylvania- American Water Co. Four-day forecast Via Associated Press Via Associated Press Temperatures Friday: Rain heavy at times; low 61, high 69. Saturday. Partly sunny; low in mid-50s, high in upper 60s. Sunday: Mostly clear; low in By The Associated Press Yesterday Today Hi Lo Pic Hi Lo Otlk Albany, N.Y. Albuquerque Anchorage Atlanta Atlantic City Baltimore Boston Buffalo Charleston, S.C Chart cston.W.Va. Chicago Cincinnati Cleveland Concord.N.H. Dallas-Ft Worth Dayton 75 51 88 61 56 38 81 60 77 67 77 64 72 58 77 54 83 65 78 52 82 54 79 58 81 56 77 46 89 71 79 53 72 82 52 83 72 66 68 76 83 75 81 79 77 75 88 79 61 52 27 61 66 66 60 63 64 61 56 58 60 58 59 57 cdy dr dr cdy m rn cdy cdy cdy cdy dr dr cdy cdy cdy dr Tomorrow Hi Lo Otlk 75 62 78 55 45 29 86 63 76 65 76 61 70 64 68 62 85 67 71 53 67 46 73 47 70 54 69 59 77 54 72 46 m dr dr cdy m m m rn dr m cdy cdy m rn cdy cdy Denver Honolulu Houston Indianapolis Jackson,MLss- Jacksonvflte Las Vegas Los Anceles Louisville Miami Beach Milwaukee Mpls-StPaul Nashville New Orleans New York City Norfolk, Va. 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Monday: Partly cloudy with chance of rain; low 52, high 72. Moon phases . w 9/26 New National Temperature Extremes High Wednesday 107 at Ocotillo Wells, Calif. Low today 12 at West Yellowstone, Mont. ^^ ^ x ^^ ^B~^i if^ ^ /^^k 'j^l ] jl ) 1, ^B ^JILv-' ^r^?' '-'t-i^^ 10/2 10/10 10/18 First Full Last 1?v*«ln«r i A xuay Sunrise: 7:01 a-m. Sunset: 7:19 p.m. Green Township man cleared By MARY ANN SLATER Gazette Staff Writer A former Green Township man who served part of a 20-year state-prison sentence for sodomizing a young girl has -been .cleared of all charges, IndiT v.ana County District Attorney Robert Bell said in a release Wednesday. >;• Michael Pehrrington,'35, had been convicted in April 1999 of rape and other charges against a child who once accused him of sexually assaulting her between April 1995 and December 1997. He had served four years of the prison sentence. But in August, Indiana County Judge Gregory Olson ruled that Pennington deserved a new court trial on the charges. Olson's ruling came after reviewing an appeal filed on the defendant's behalf by attorney William Lambert of Indiana. In the petition, Lambert claimed, that-new witnesses and., new documents had turned up supporting Pennington's original claim of innocence in the sex-assault charge. \ &' £*•' ' f* Olson struck down Pennington's conviction and sentence on Aug. 6, then allowed him to go free from jail on Aug. 25 without requiring him to post bail. While Pennington awaited a new trial, Olson required him to live with his stepmother in Erie and ordered him to have no contact with the victim or her family. Bell dismissed the charges against Pennington, Lambert said Wednesday, after the victim reviewed the new evidence and decided she wanted to move on with her life and drop further at- empts at prosecution Lambert said that he and bis client are satisfied with Bell's action. r ~'"He'^(Pennington)- is*- doing quite well," Lambert said. "He too is going on with his life." hi early 1998, the victim, then 13, had accused Pennington of forcing her to submit to anal sex on various occasions when she visited his home in Starford. After a five-day trial in the Indiana County court, a jury found Accidents The Indiana Gazette White Township Accident hurts three A vehicle driven by Mark Messerschmid of Lansdale, Pa., traveled over an embankment along Route 954 at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday and flipped onto its roof just south of Diamond Road, state police reported. According to troopers in Indiana, Messerschmid and two passengers in his vehicle — Wayne Mapp of North Wales, Pa. and David Hinkle Jr. of Lansdale — received minor injuries in the accident. No other medical information was given. Vehicles collide A truck driven by Jonathan Rudyk of Indiana and a car driven by Phillip Kopczyk of Clymer collided on Wednesday at 3:15 p.m. in the intersection of Route 286 and Airport Road, according to state police. CallS Troopers at Indiana reported that Rudyk drove into the path of Kopczyks car. No one was reported to be injured. Rayne Township Motorist injured A car driven by Lowry Fairman of Indiana hit a tree along Rayne Church Road at 3:20 Wednesday afternoon, state police reported. Fairman, 19, failed to use a seat belt, according to troopers in Indiana. Fairman received outpatient treatment at Indiana Regional Medical Center for an injury he suffered in the accident, a hospital spokeswoman said. Accident reported Nicole Leasure of Indiana escaped injury when her car hit a utility pole along Route 119 near Musser Road at 7:25 a.m. Tues- ™e Indira Gazette day, state police in Indiana reported. Washington Twp. Hit-run probe update State police reported today that a vehicle wanted in connection with a hit-and-run accident last week on Route 954 is a dark purple, four-door Saturn sedan. The car is either an SL1 or SL2 model and was made in 1996 or 1997. The accident happened near Red Lion Road at about 7:15 p.m. on Friday. Pieces from the tail light and body of the hit-run car were left behind. The driver of the Saturn, who is described as a teenaged boy, fled north on Route 954 after hitting a car driven by 61-year-old James Yeomans of Creekside, according to troopers at Indiana. Pennsylvania State Police said that Yeomans was injured in the accident. Missing Montgomery Twp. Fire damages home An electrical malfunction in a water pump shortly after noon Wednesday started a fire that damaged a mobile home along Cherry Tree Road about two miles west of Cherry Tree, a fire official said. Two members of the Lord family own and reside in the mobile home, according to Cherry Tree Fire Chief Ben Wilshire. "They were lucky they were home," Wilshire said. "The only thing damaged was the pump, the insulation under the trailer, and some skirting." No one was reported to be hurt. Firefighters from Commodore and Glen Campbell and the Indiana County rapid-intervention group (RIG) also responded to the fire. S. MahoningTwp. Debris burns Plumville volunteer firefighters extinguished a blaze at about 9:15 Wednesday evening in the rubble of a house that had been demolished along Route 210, Fire Chief August Santini reported. The owners of the property, whose names were not available, planned to clear the site for placement of a mobile home, Santini said. Emergency dispatchers sent the Marion Center and Rural Valley fire companies and the Indiana County RIG team to assist, but Santini cancelled their response. There were no injuries reported. reported CHERRYHILL TOWNSHIP — A patient residing at the Eastern Orthodox Foundation was reported missing Wednesday, according to state police in Indiana. Employees at the foundation last saw Sharon Long, 44, at about 11 a.m. Wednesday. Long received medication about 9 a.m. and had no medicine with her when she vanished from the facility, according to troopers. Long stands about 5-feet-6, weighs 166 pounds and has brown eyes and long, brown hair. She is of medium build and has dark brown skin.She was wearing blue jeans and a denim jacket when workers last saw her.Police reported that Long speaks in a soft voice and walks slowly. Troopers asked anyone with information regarding the missing woman to telephone the Indiana station at (724) 357-1960. Pennington guilt of rape, statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and indecent assault Thomas Kaufrnann of Indiana, Pennington's lawyer at that time, filed an appeal to the state Superior Court. ... -.• L That court upheld the jury's verdict, and in March 2001, the state Supreme Court'refused'to hear Pennington's appeal. Efforts toward a second appeal to the state courts were begun in September 2001. Pennington's case was handled by several different lawyers through the state appeals process. Lambert was named to the case in November 2002. Police log The Indiana Gazette White Township Endangerment charged Katrina Smith of Indiana became intoxicated Wednesday and took a child to the Wal-Mart store at SouthTowne Plaza just after 3:30 p.m., state police reported. Indiana-based troopers took Smith before District Justice Jennifer Rega in Blairsville for arraignment on a charge of endangering the welfare of a child. Smith, 40, was "unable to perform her duties as a parent," police wrote in a news release. Rega set bail at $5,000, sent Smith to the Indiana County Jail and scheduled a preliminary hearing for 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Sept 24. Smith remained in the Indiana County Jail this morning. Young Township ATV stolen Someone stole a red, 2000 Honda 400EX quadrunner belonging to Joe Turk from a shed next to his home in Mclntyre, according to state police in Indiana. Troopers reported that the ATV vanished between 3 and 4 a.m. Wednesday. There was no estimate of the loss. Pine Township Combatants cited Pennsylvania State Police filed summary charges of disorderly conduct against Mariene Wetzel, 50, of Cherry Tree and Deborah Arnold, 26, of Glen Campbell in connection with a fight that occurred early on Aug. 16 at Domingo's Bar in Arcadia, troopers at Indiana reported today. indianagazette.com Consumers can gain back lost money Indiana County residents who were defrauded by a former Internet services provider based in Johnstown now have money iey lost'''' lu " •'••';•• Pennsylvania's Attorney General Mike Fisher announced Tuesday that his office had reached a settlement with I Connect Inc., 616 Main St., Johnstown, which had been accused of violating the state's consumer protection law. According to a press release from Fisher's office, I Connect had an estimated 70 clients from Indiana, Cambria and Somerset counties who had lost money when the company failed to provide the Internet services it promised. Under the settlement reached between I Connect and the Bureau of Consumer Protection, I Connect must ! 'pay $8,000 in consumer resti-; =tuubn and forfeit its •right to f conduct any further business :; uvthe state.-; The amount of money lo st by an individual client varies according to the length of the service contract signed with I Connect. In the release, Fisher contended that in early May 2002, I Connect personnel continued to encourage customers to pay for a full year of Internet services even though they knew that later in the month some of their equipment needed to provide the Internet services would be sold. Hospital notes INDIANA Births Sept. 17,2003 Brian J. and April L. Miller, Lucememines, a boy; Mark and Annette Marie Krumenacker, Carrolltown, a girl Admissions Sept. 17 Italo Anthony DiBiase, Blairsville; Melissa Sue Johns, Coral; Vivian lone Kirkland, Clymer; Myrtle S. Leidman, Silver Spring, Md.; April L. Miller, Lucememines; Pearl Ann Pyer, Homer City; Diane Lee Semsick, Indiana; William Steele Stan- combe, Indiana; Olga O. Stewart, Indiana Discharges Sept 17 Linda Bicego, Indiana; Sonia Lee Clark, Clymer; Bernard G. Francis, Indiana; Robert Norman Howells, Indiana; Dana Lynne Williams, Indiana ARMSTRONG Admission Sept. 17 Lois J. Rummel, Smicksburg LATROBE Birth Sept. 17,2003 James and Melissa Hancock, Homer City, girl Lottery HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Here are the winning numbers selected Wednesday night in the Pennsylvania State Lottery: Dairy Number—1-8-7. Big 4—8-3-0-2. Here are the winning numbers selected Wednesday in the midday Pennsylvania State Lottery drawing: Dairy Number—5-4-1. Big 4—3-6-5-3. Thursday's "Pennsylvania Cash 5" jackpot will be worth at least $200,000 because no player matched the five winning numbers drawn in Wednesday's game. Lottery officials said 211 players matched four numbers and won $206 each; 5,567 players matched three numbers and won $8.50 each; and 53,402 players matched two numbers and won $1 each. The winning numbers drawn Wednesday in the "Pennsylvania Cash 5" game were 02-06-12-2238. The winning numbers drawn Wednesday night in "PawerbalT were 2-19-24-32-34, Powerball 2. Estimated jackpot: $34.9 million. Power Play: 5. How to contact us Dial (724) 465-5555, using the following extensions. News tips Lyrr. Gcott, ext. 258 Sam Bechtel, ext. 269 Mike Petersen, ext. 271 Family Ginny Filler, ext. 312 Sports Tony Coccagna, ext. 266 Business Jason Levan, ext. 270 Advertising Display, ext. 250 Classified, ext. 233 Circulation Ext. 215

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